German School Abroad - Registration

Service Description

There are currently 137 German schools abroad in 72 countries around the world that provide education according to German standards. Both German or international and, if applicable, country-specific degrees can be earned.

The majority of German schools abroad are designed as encounter schools. In addition to German children living abroad with their parents, the doors of the schools abroad are also open to children of all nationalities.

In the German-language schools abroad, the students are taught in the German language. In addition, in the sense of an encounter school, parts of the lessons also take place in the national language or in foreign languages.

At German schools abroad, not only knowledge and language skills are taught. This gives students the opportunity to get to know the diversity of the school system abroad within the framework of an exchange.

The schools abroad are places of encounter and intercultural dialogue. They attach great importance to multilingualism and individual support for their students.

German school abroad is more than just a name. Behind it is a common mission statement to which all schools in the worldwide network of German Schools Abroad feel committed. This mission statement is characterized by

  • high teaching quality
  • international graduation profile
  • individual support
  • encounter of cultures
  • German language/multilingualism.

The Federal Republic of Germany supports 137 German schools abroad with recognized German, international and domestic school-leaving qualifications and around 350 other school institutions worldwide. German school work abroad is an essential part of Germany's foreign cultural policy. These bridge-builders have a particularly important role in countries and regions where there are crises and conflicts. Here, the schools abroad are places where a welcoming culture, intercultural learning and dialogue are practiced.

The German schools abroad offer various educational programs and degrees. In addition to the classic German Abitur (abroad via the German International Abitur Examination - DIAP) as well as the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the Mixed Language International Baccalaureate (GIB), many schools abroad also offer middle school degrees (Realschulabschluss, Hauptschulabschluss). Some German schools abroad offer dual training or the Fachoberschule. With this intercultural, competence-oriented and also practical education, graduates have good career opportunities worldwide.

Further information can be found on the pages of the Federal Foreign Office, on the Federal Government's portal for skilled workers from abroad, on the pages of the Central Agency for Schools Abroad (ZfA) and the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder of the Federal Republic of Germany (KMK).

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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